Welcome to the ACLCO

Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario Linking poverty law clinics and their communities throughout Ontario in a common voice. Association des cliniques juridques communautaires de l'Ontario Réunir les cliniques juridiques en matiére de droit des pauvres et leurs commautés en Ontario par le biais d’une voix commune.

For Members

For Members

About the ACLCO

About the ACLCO

About Community Legal Clinics

About Community Legal Clinics

Getting Legal Help

Getting Legal Help

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Legal Aid Ontario facing up to $70 million funding drop amid COVID-19 ‘perfect storm

From the Toronto Star (July 13, 2020): https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/07/13/legal-aid-ontario-facing-up-to-70-million-funding-drop-amid-covid-19-perfect-storm.html As demand for legal aid services rises from Ontarians facing evictions, job loss, domestic violence and other issues, Legal Aid Ontario is staring down a funding crisis that lawyers say could decimate front-line services in the coming months. “There could be anywhere from a $60 to $70 million shortfall,” said Lenny Abramowicz,

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The Work of Legal Clinics in Trying Times

I have been reflecting on what our work means to our client communities in the context of the current pandemic. Three key aspects come to mind as critically needed at this time: recognizing our place; diversity in our work; and vulnerability of our client communities.

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The Smarter and stronger Justice Act bill

The provincial government introduced for first reading, an omnibus justice bill (The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act bill) containing provisions that will amend the current Legal Aid Services Act, 1998.

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